What is machine learning?


In this fascinating animation from Oxford Sparks, we take a look at how statistics and computer science can be used to make machines that learn for themselves, without being explicitly programmed.

Machine learning is a burgeoning breed of artificial intelligence (AI), and it’s all around us already; on our phones, powering social networks, helping the police and doctors, scientists and mayors. But how does it work? Enjoy the video below, and visit Oxford Sparks to discover more science and research from Oxford University.


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By Oxford Sparks

Oxford Sparks is the place to explore and discover science research from the University of Oxford.

At the University of Oxford there is a huge amount of fascinating and important research going on. Oxford Sparks aims to share their amazing science with everyone, support teachers to enrich their science lessons and support our researchers to get their stories out there.

They also produce their own videos and podcasts that showcase cutting edge and exciting research taking place at the University by working with the researchers themselves. If you have questions don't forget to leave a comment! Visit their homepage for more.